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dc.creatorJames Swift & Son.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T13:52:43Z
dc.date.available2012-02-07T13:52:43Z
dc.date.createdAbout 1880.
dc.date.issued2012-02-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/413
dc.description.abstractThis is the firm's "Challenge" microscope, with a dark brass, claw foot. It differs from the Ross model microscopes Swift made earlier. Instead of the vertical pillars that supported the limb, the curved foot holds the limb on trunnions. The Wenham binocular body moves on the rack and pinion and has an ocular adjustment mechanism (with a single knob) on the back. It comes with a wooden carrying case and accessories. Signed: Swift & Son 43, University Street. London. W.C.
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dc.relation.ispartofThe London optician James Swift, who claimed to have worked for Andrew Ross, established his business in the late 1850s. He was in partnership with his son, James Mansell Swift, and the firm, known for its quality instruments, remained in business until the next century. Operated at 43 University Street from about 1872 to 1881.
dc.subjectBiology
dc.subjectBritish Firms
dc.subjectMicroscopy
dc.subjectOptics
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